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Video explanation of Hadoop, MapReduce and other cloud database trends (Scoble and Cloudera)

As you learn about "cloud" services, even just services like Twitter and Facebook, those of us with a technical bent may hear terms thrown around like "Hadoop" and "MapReduce" when it comes to the underlying technologies and the massively distributed databases being used for these services.  In this video, Robert Scoble interviews Cloudera CEO Mike Olson about the changes that have happened in database technology and while the video of course touches on what Cloudera does, I found it to actually be a really good primer on what Hadoop, MapReduce and other new database technologies are all about. If you want to understand the underlying technology behind "cloud services", it's well worth the 30 minutes in my opinion: